Who is Water for Long Island? The following organizations & individuals:
Beach to Bay Civic Association, Center for Water Resources Management at NYIT, Friends of the Bay, East Norwich Civic Assoc., Environmental Technology Group, L.I. Clean Air, Water and Soil, North Country Garden Club, North and Central Civic Association, Northside Civic Association, North Fork Environmental Council, North Shore Land Alliance, Open Space Council, Point Lookout Civic Association, Rock Point Civic Association, South Shore Audubon Society, The Sierra Club, Long Island Group, Valkenburg LLC, and Ed Olmsted, Brenda Reiss, and Paula Blum as individuals.
Water for Long Island's mission is to work with Long Island's governmental departments and officials, water utilities, civic and environmental groups, businesses, good government organizations, conservation and land groups, agriculture and land use interests, and individuals concerned about the water and drinking water conditions of Long Island and to advance actions for effective groundwater and water supply management.
Advocate for Long Island's water
Work with like-minded groups and individuals
Prepare educational materials
Present educational programs
Speak at forums and hearings
Develop legislative proposals
Advocate for sound groundwater policies and water practices for Long Island
Build coalitions to protect and manage Long Island's water resources
Promote science-based knowledge of groundwater
Offer presentations on issues that affect groundwater on Long Island and explain the groundwater system
Long Island's Sole Source Aquifer system, the source of the groundwater all Long Islanders rely on is a public resource that must be preserved and managed for the public's welfare and benefit - - not exploited or impaired for private gain.
Long Island's potable water is a limited resource. Unlike other N.Y. State residents, Long Islanders' do not have access to potable surface waters. New York City's water supply is not an option for meeting Long Island's drinking water needs. It is up to Long Islanders to take the needed actions to assure the long-term availability of the groundwater resources that provide 100% of the water needs of Long Island. Water for Long Island is working to keep our groundwater and drinking water sustainable for decades to come.